Saturday, December 20, 2008
Quote du jour/from Mrs. Appleyard's Winter Kitchen
Although the state of Vermont is mentioned, this could be true of hostesses and their guests in any snowy clime.
Vermont hostesses can always tell when winter guests arrive because they hear them stamping snow off their boots on the porch. It is etiquette for the hostess to say, politely, but insincerely,
"Don't mind the snow. Come right in,"
and for the guest to reply, hopping on one foot:
"No, no: I'll leave them here."
Mrs. Appleyard's Winter Kitchen
by Louise Andrews Kent and Elizabeth Kent Gay